HOME AIDS: Samantha Reilly, Joy Stephens and Annette Ivins from Kingaroy Home Aids with some of their products
HOME AIDS: Samantha Reilly, Joy Stephens and Annette Ivins from Kingaroy Home Aids with some of their products Matt Collins

Helping diabetics keep their independence

ONE Australian develops diabetes every five minutes, according to Diabetes Australia's website.

Diabetes can lead to serious health implications such as the loss of independence to partake in regular, everyday activities where getting out of the lounge chair or walking to the shops becomes an issue.

Kingaroy Home Aids & Health Equipment has been operating since 2001, providing South Burnett residents with quality products to help them continue to live independently.

Kingaroy Home Aids owner Annette Ivins knows the importance of proper equipment to assist with the complications of diabetes.

"Diabetics can have problems with blood circulation - well-fitted compression socks will assist with circulation and keep the blood flowing,” Mrs Ivins said.

Poor circulation can lead to serious problems.

"I have seen people in the South Burnett who have amputated feet and toes, all because of poor circulation,” she said.

In severe cases of diabetes where everyday tasks are a problem, Kingaroy Home Aids provides specific equipment that allows the user to still enjoy their independence.

"We have mobility aids that help those who are having trouble walking, such as wheeled walkers, walking sticks, even showering aids and lounge lift chairs,” Mrs Ivins said.

Kingaroy Home Aids' range is extensive, from bathroom and bedding through to daily living and mobility aids.

The products are about making living easier and the staff can help select the right product for the situation.

For more, phone Kingaroy Home Aids & Health Equipment (07) 4162 5125.

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